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Columbia Students Wage the Largest Tuition Strike in Nearly 50 Years
Students are demanding the university lower the cost of attendance and boost financial aid.
The Little Known, Racist History of the 911 Emergency Call System
The 911 system we have today was created in response to the 1967 civil rights protests.
Katrina Feldkamp and S. Rebecca Neusteter
With Minimum Wage Victory in Reach, The Fight for $15 Vows Bigger Things to Come
Leaders are setting their sights on a national collective bargaining agreement.
The Two Things Unions Traded Away That Handed Workers to Trump
Industrial workers know their unions can't stop plant closures.
The “Essential Worker” Swindle
How this label is used to justify a social order in which workers are abused, discarded and left to die.
The Labor Movement Has a Game Plan for the Biden Era
This time, unions intend to get something done.
How the Deep Roots of Farm Labor Solidarity Helped Wisconsin Survive the Pandemic
A century of agrarian organizing pays off.
How to Win Medicare for All Under President Biden
With a Democratic White House and Congress, we have an opportunity to organize like never before to finally achieve a universal, single-payer healthcare system. Let’s seize it.
Chicago Teachers Are Showing the Country How to Fight an Unsafe Reopening
As the mayor tries to force them back into schools, teachers may be headed into another strike.
One Third of Biden's Pentagon Transition Team Hails From Organizations Financed by the Weapons Industry
The president-elect is drawing from hawkish think tanks funded by arms companies.
Immigration Activists Prepare to Fight a "Timid" Biden After He Walks Back Key Promise
Waiting for a bill won't cut it, activists say—Biden could halt the cruel detention and deportation machine tomorrow.
The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.
King believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
UAW Members Have an Historic Opportunity to Democratize Their Union
The UAW has been a one-party union for decades. That could all change.
Here's Why the People Who Pick Our Food Are Going Hungry During Covid
Historic discrimination has left farmworkers with fewer protections than other workers, a practice known as agricultural exceptionalism.
Joe Biden Said He's Against the Yemen War. He Needs To End It on Day One.
Here's what Biden can do to halt all U.S. assistance to the onslaught he helped start.
The Terrifying Alliance Between End Times Christian Zionists and Donald Trump
This far-right Christian organization wants to use foreign policy to pursue the end times—and it has an ally in Trump.
A Recipe for Making Change in Biden's Washington
To make it happen, progressives must learn to co-govern and build more power.
The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored
Unions should be holding more political discussions with their members—and listening closely to their needs.
The Illinois Legislature Just Voted to End Cash Bail. Here's How Organizers Made It Happen.
Illinois is poised to become the first state in the country to completely end the use of money bond.
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